sorrows by Lucille Clifton
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who would believe them winged who would believe they could be
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sorrows by Lucille Clifton

by gsa123

who would believe them winged

who would believe they could be

 

beautiful       who would believe

they could fall so in love with mortals

 

that they would attach themselves

as scars attach and ride the skin

 

 

 

sometimes we hear them in our dreams

rattling their skulls       clicking their bony fingers

 

envying our crackling hair

our spice filled flesh

 

 

they have heard me beseeching

as I whispered into my own

 

cupped hands     enough not me again

enough      but who can distinguish

 

one human voice

amid such choruses of desire

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